Current Energy NEWS

Meeting the Energy Challenge! There are More Ways Now
Than Ever!

acf collageHave you used energy today? You bet you have — maybe more than you realize. One type of energy is electricity, which gives power to anything you have plugged into a wall, like your microwave or your laptop. With the help of coal and other fuel, we can meet the global energy challenge! Learn More

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Energy in Action

Have you ever wondered where your electricity comes from? There's a lot more that goes into turning on the lights than just flipping a switch. Watch how coal travels from a coal mine, through a power plant, and into your school with this interactive diagram.

energy in action graphic

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CLASSROOM

COAL KITS TODAY!

The ACF coal sample kits are ideally suited for lessons related to rocks and minerals study units, as well as other science curriculum topics. Each kit contains four types of coal:

  • coal: anthracite
    Anthracite
    hard coal


  • coal: bituminous
    Bituminous
    medium coal


  • coal: lignite
    Lignite
    soft coal


  • coal: peat
    Peat
    a sponge-like material

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HANDS-ON
LESSONS & ACTIVITIES

Teachers: Click here for free, comprehensive, core content-
oriented lesson plans for you to use in your classroom.
                         There are
                         also hands-on
                         activity ideas
                         for your
                         students! Learn More





FROM SCHOOL
TO WORK:

Career Notes

Meet Jamie Torske, an Engineering Supervisor who
works at the Black Thunder
Mine in Wyoming. Jamie answered a few
questions about
her job and her
role in getting
electricity to
our homes.
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